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PRATO, Italy (BRAIN) — Formula’s new Cura hydraulic mountain bike disc brakes include features that will interest consumers and mechanics.

CHICO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Paul Components is promoting its Rasta Quick Release Skewer as the perfect QR for Wednesday, April 20. 

The Optic C7.1 27.5-inch model

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Norco Bicycles has launched a new midtravel trail bike, the Optic, in aluminum and carbon models for 27.5- and 29-inch wheels.

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ventana Mountain Bikes USA has released the Wolfram 27.5-plus model with a Pinion gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt.

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Baron Biosystems has released three new apps that work with some Garmin bike computers through Garmin's Connect IQ store. 

The three apps work with Garmin's Edge 520, Edge 1000 and Edge Explore 1000.

The three are:

COCHRANE, Alberta (BRAIN) —  ANT Wireless, the company that standardizes the wireless profiles for the ANT+ system, released new standards Monday related to the use of heads-up displays and other secondary displays used with devices such as bike computers.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Trek unveiled a wide array of new Bontrager mountain bike parts at Sea Otter, including new carbon wheels, a dropper post, pedals, bars and stems, saddles and updated tires tread patterns and sizes.

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Jamis' new Dragonfly has 26-plus tires.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In recent years, the Sea Otter Classic is become the venue for many brands to launch new products, and this year is no exception. At virtually every tent at the event's enormous expo area, companies had at least one brand new item to show off.

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AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Following an injury at last weekend's Paris-Roubaix race, the UCI announced Thursday morning that it has stopped testing disc brakes in pro road racing.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
The new Deore XT Di2 group will be available in September.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — On Thursday, the opening day of this year's Sea Otter Classic, Shimano went public with news of its second electronic shifting mountain bike group, Deore XT Di2 M8050. The Japanese company revealed the group to the U.S.

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MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America is launching its latest additions to its graphene-enhanced wheel range at this week's Sea Otter Classic. The Qurano 30C, 46C and 60C are tubeless-compatible carbon clincher wheels.

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The Pipeline 750 ML.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain is introducing a new 27.5-plus model, the Pipeline, at the Sea Otter this week. The bike has 150mm of front travel combined with 130mm in the rear for an aggressive trail ride.

The OG1 in Matte Lavender.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Vanilla Workshop is introducing a new line of stock road bikes to complement its custom-made models. The Speedvagen Ready-Made bikes are still built, painted and assembled in the company's Portland factory.

The KneePro One Lite.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slytech Protection is introducing new lines of knee and elbow protectors at a range of price points. 

Tagged Sea Otter Classic

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles continues to expand its offroad model line with a new aggressive 27.5 model to be officially unveiled this week at the Sea Otter Classic.

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The Mudder retails for $11.

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (BRAIN) — Swedish brand Ass Savers has added two new products to its line: a front mud guard for mountain bikes and a quick-mount fender that offers more protection than the company's original, seat-mounted, butt protector.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has expanded its use of non-GMO ingredients to the brand's entire line of products.

Besides being GMO-free, Tailwind products are billed as all-natural, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free, and easy on the stomach.

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — SOAS Racing, a women's specific endurance clothing brand, has launched four new 2016 designs: Aquarius, Byron Bay, Red Geo and Ultramarine. The new designs will appear across the full range of SOAS Racing triathlon, cycling and running styles.

The new Platypus Siouxon.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Platypus has redesigned its Duthie all-mountain hydration packs, Tokul cross-country hydration packs, and women's-specific Siouxon and B-Line collections for 2016.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Park Tool will show its new TS-4 Professional Wheel Truing Stand at next week's Sea Otter Classic. The tool brand also will show off its new MW-1 Mobile Workshop Event Trailer, which will offer free loaner tools and work stands and will showcase more than 400 Park Tool products.

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